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The Indeans

Betty Booth Donohue

in Bradford's Indian Book

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780813037370
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813042336 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813037370.003.0009
The Indeans

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This chapter deals with the Native subjects and political situations William Bradford and Edward Winslow encountered. Prominent among the Native persons and groups the two describe are the Nemaskets, Corbitant, Wituwamat, the Tarentins or Micmacs, Uncas, Sassacus, the Narragansetts, the Pequots, and the Pequot massacre. The chapter furthermore delineates the actions of John Winthrop, William Brewster, John Oldham, and John Stone and events leading up to King Philip's War. Included also are comments concerning the Native words Bradford chose to set legal land descriptions and official boundaries. The author describes how that usage decision impacted subsequent American letters.

Keywords: Corbitant; John Oldham; John Stone; John Winthrop; Narragansetts; Pequots; Pequot massacre; Sassacus; Uncas; King Philip's War

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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